Safety is Essential for Healing
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By Beth Broom, LPC-S Before I talk about safety, I’d like to recap the other posts in the series so far. If you’ve missed any of them, I recommend you go back and look them over before continuing ahead. I’ve placed them in a … Read More

Deep Breathing for Anxiety and Trauma
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By Beth Broom, LPC-S “Don’t forget to breathe…very important.” The Karate Kid was a movie we watched over and over again when I was a kid. If you’ve seen it, you remember Mr. Miyagi, the unassuming master who taught a bullied teenager the art … Read More

The First Step in Healing from Past Trauma
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By Beth Broom, LPC-S In my last post I discussed how trauma affects us. If you’re experiencing difficulty in your relationships, changes in mood, and bodily stressors, you may be dealing with the affects of past trauma. Coming to this realization can be really … Read More

How Trauma Affects Us
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By Beth Broom, LPC-S In my last post, “What Makes An Event Traumatizing?”, I discussed various situations that can cause trauma. Many people are surprised to learn that even something like losing a job or witnessing a crime can be traumatizing. The common factor … Read More

What Makes an Event Traumatizing?
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By Beth Broom, LPC-S It’s a tough question, because we love to use hyperbole in order to bring emphasis to something. For example, a student may say it was traumatizing to come into class and suddenly be expected to take a pop quiz. A … Read More

Is Anxiety Rooted in Trauma?
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By Beth Broom, LPC-S People are talking about anxiety right and left these days. It makes sense – so much is happening, and we don’t know exactly how to handle all the pressures and difficult circumstances coming our way. The word “anxiety” has become … Read More